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Orlando hosts Charlotte in a matchup of the league's two worst teams.
The Orlando Magic reconvene for the second half of their season Tuesday as they host the Charlotte Bobcats at Amway Center. Tipoff is set for 7 PM Eastern on Fox Sports Florida in the Orlando market. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will appear at 5 PM in this StoryStream and on the cover.
Orlando's last time out: The Magic ended the unofficial first half of their season on a low note, falling to the Atlanta Hawks by a 108-76 final. Josh Smith and Al Horford dominated Orlando inside in a game which was out of hand before the first quarter even ended. No Magic player scored more than 10 points.
Charlotte's last time out: The Bobcats, too, were trounced in their final game before the All-Star Break. They lost to the Indiana Pacers, 101-77, mustering only 31 second-half points in the defeat. The host Pacers outscored Charlotte in all four periods. Pacers swingman Paul George, an All-Star, recorded a triple-double.
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The last meeting: Charlotte entered its game against the Magic on January 18th having lost 24 of its last 26 games, but it prevailed that night by a final score of 106-100. Second-year point guard Kemba Walker tormented Orlando, scoring 25 points on a tidy 8-of-16 shooting in 35 minutes, while Gerald Henderson shot 8-of-11 for 17 points of his own. Magic guards Jameer Nelson and Arron Afflalo combined for 45 points, but it wasn't enough.